Sunday, May 5, 2013

Fact of the Day: Eastern Capital

The name of Japan's capital city Tokyo (東京) literally means "eastern capital". Which would make sense as Tokyo became the capital in the 19th century in place of Kyoto which is located in western Japan.   

21 comments:

  1. Very interesting! I didn´t know this.And Tokyo and Kyoto has the same letters but changes the order. Kisses:)

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  2. quite interesting

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  3. I guess they like to be literal

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  4. So interesting informations!xx

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  5. Adam, you must do really well when playing Trivial Pursuit!

    Happy Sunday. ☺

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  7. Again something new I learned of Tokyo. I also didn't see this small temple when we were there.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  8. Yes indeed, 'toh' means 'east' in Japanese while 'kyo' means 'capital city'.

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  9. Fascinating and I would love to visit Tokyo one day.

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  10. yep, it's a relatively modern capital.

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  11. I would like to visit Japan some day :)

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  12. You'd think I'd know that (don't tell my mom)! Thank you for reminding me.

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  13. I didn't know that. But now I do. In fact, from now on I've always known it.

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  15. Thanks so much for sharing, Adam, great post.

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  16. Hi Adam!
    I enjoy your blog so much! You go in so many directions in a short week!

    Congrats ~ definitely belatedly ~ on your third anniversary with Daisy!

    You posted on a number of issues that are so important to me. Like separation of state and religion. It certainly doesn't seem like we have made much progress since Pres. Munroe's days. Could we please embrace tolerance as a nation?

    And don't even get me started on the Florida recount. I try not to fall into the what-ifs ~ but we would be in a very different place right now if Gore had won!

    Jason Collins coming out was a brave stance. I hadn't heard the number 98 story ~ but I certainly remember in gut-wrenching detail the story of Matthew Shephard's murder ~ which was horrendous!

    Thank you for all your informative posts, but especially thank you for speaking out on important issues.

    And the test! OMG ~ as a teacher and as a scientist, it made my skin crawl! I volunteered in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's fossil lab for well over a decade, and the curators and others who dealt with the public were always having to deal with Creationists. They liked to come and try to bait anyone who stood for science over religion. That test was unbelievable!

    Have a great week!

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  17. Sometimes names are so simple.

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  18. another great thing to know about japan

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